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Epidemiology of overactive bladder syndrome and urinary incontinence

Abrams Paul

Edited by Hashim Hashim

in Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Urinary Incontinence

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199599394
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199599394.003.0002

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Epidemiology of overactive bladder syndrome and urinary incontinence

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• Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome and urinary incontinence (UI) are prevalent conditions. • Storage lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are more prevalent than voiding or post-micturition LUTS. • Prevalence of OAB and UI: • increases with age • is slightly higher in women than men • varies by country • is higher than many other co-morbidities or chronic conditions. • OAB and UI negatively affect quality of life. • OAB and UI cost society millions of dollars.

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Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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